Babylon 5 reboot in development
Series creator is developing a new version of 1990s sci-fi which starred Bruce Boxleitner.
1990s sci-fi Babylon 5 is in development for a brand new version.
The CW is developing a “from-the-ground-up reboot” of the series, from original series creator J. Michael Straczynski and Warner Bros. Television.
The original series ran from 1994 and ran for 5 seasons -the first to introduce viewers to the concept of a five-year arc, with a defined beginning, middle and end.
The cast featured Bruce Boxleitner, Michael O’Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Andrea Thompson and ex-Lost in Space star, Bill Mumy.
Deadline reports the reboot revolves around John Sheridan, an Earthforce officer with a mysterious background, who is assigned to Babylon 5, a five-mile-long space station in neutral space, a port of call for travellers, smugglers, corporate explorers and alien diplomats at a time of uneasy peace and the constant threat of war.
His arrival triggers a destiny beyond anything he could have imagined, as an exploratory Earth company accidentally triggers a conflict with a civilisation a million years ahead of us, putting Sheridan and the rest of the B5 crew in the line of fire as the last, best hope for the survival of the human race.